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10 celebrities who live in the Cotswolds

PUBLISHED: 16:42 12 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:48 15 June 2015

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The honey-coloured villages and towns of the Cotswolds are home to many famous celebrities, from comedian Michael McIntyre, who has just moved to Wiltshire, to singer Lily Allen and her dad Keith who call Gloucestershire home. Here’s our top 10 to look out for...

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Lily Allen

Original wild child, singer and songwriter Lily Allen swapped riotous London for sleepy Overtown near Painswick, Gloucestershire, where she lives with her husband and children. While Dad Keith Allen lives nearby in Slad and even takes a turn behind the bar at the Woolpack Inn.

Did you know Lily even guest starred as herself in the Australian soap Neighbours?

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Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Famous for his flamboyant clothes and long locks, the interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen came to the public eye when he was chosen as one of the designers on the BBC programme Changing Rooms. He and his family used to live in Siddington, a small village near Cirencester, but are now renting while renovating a barn in the same area.

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Jeremy Clarkson

A lover of life in the fast lane Top Gear television presenter and motoring journalist Jeremy Clarkson lives in Chipping Norton. Did you know Clarkson’s first job was as a travelling salesman for his parents’ business selling Paddington Bear toys before becoming a journalist? His motoring career began in 1984 when he formed Motoring Press Agency and began to conduct road tests for local newspapers and automotive magazines.

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Jilly Cooper

Well known for her chic-lit romantic novels, popular author Jilly Cooper lives in Bisley near Stroud. She is best known for her series the Rutland Chronicles that feature the terribly attractive Rupert Campell Black, who was inspired by real-life Andrew Parker Bowles and the Earl of Suffolk.

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Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall

This Royal, along with her ex England rugby star husband Mike Tindall and their daughter Mia, live in Cherington, Tetbury. Olympic silver medallist Zara is one of the UK’s top event riders and won Sports Personality of the Year in 2006.

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Princess Anne

Zara’s mother The Princess Royal lives at Gatcombe Estate near Tetbury with her second husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence. Like her daughter Princess Anne was a top event rider and in 1971 was European champion, and part of the 1976 Olympic team. Did you know she is also the first senior member of the Royal Family to have a criminal record after being found guilty of letting one of her dogs attack two children in Windsor Great Park?

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Alex James

Blur bass player Alex James swapped pop for cheese when he moved to Kingham, Oxfordshire and now produces big hunky chunks of the stuff that is sold all over the country, including a tomato ketchup-flavoured cheddar... Firmly part of the Chipping Norton set, he hangs out with the likes of PM David Cameron and Jeremy Clarkson.

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Kate Moss

Famous for her waif, size zero, figure that inspired the heroin chic look of the 1990s supermodel Kate Moss is one of the world’s most photographed and recognisable women. The queen of the Cotswolds now lives in Little Farringdon one mile from Lechlade, with her husband Jamie Hince and daughter. Did you know she controversially arranged for the road to the village to be closed when she got married?

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Damien Hirst

Love him or hate him there’s no denying Turner prize winning English artist Damien Hirst has style. His Cotswolds home is the Victorian gothic stately home Toddington Manor, and he has a studio in Sroud and when he isn’t producing art he is hanging out with long-time mate Keith Allen.

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Michael McIntyre

One you maybe didn’t know about? One of Britain’s most successful comedians Michael McIntyre is a relative newcomer to the Cotswolds, buying his substantial home in Compton Bassett, Wiltshire, in 2013. No doubt he keeps the locals entertained in the village’s White Horse Inn.

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